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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Advertising Cloud

I think it is good to keep in mind the type of business application you have in mind when selecting Media Optimizer for your company. For us, as an agency, it makes sense for us to utilize the reporting and paid search optimizing portions for our clients as we manage over 300+ clients PPC campaigns. With this tool it is possible to set up campaigns easily and as long as the parameters are set correctly within the portfolio, there is a great opportunity for the tool to do its job and use the simulation/modeling process to run and grow a paid search campaign with ease of human interaction.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

If you are looking for a one-stop shop for MOST things related to digital marketing, RavenTools is a great solution. You will be able to monitor social media, Google tools, email campaigns, and much more from one spot. It really cuts down on time spent moving from account to account. If you are looking for clean and easy to read reports for clients, RavenTools is perfect for that as well. It provides tools and reports that can be used by internal and external teams alike.
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.3
RavenTools
Data Transfer
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.1
RavenTools
DSP integration
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.5
RavenTools

Ad Campaigns

Adobe Advertising Cloud
8.0
RavenTools
Ad campaign creation
Adobe Advertising Cloud
7.7
RavenTools
Ad deployment
Adobe Advertising Cloud
7.9
RavenTools
Display advertising
Adobe Advertising Cloud
7.9
RavenTools
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Adobe Advertising Cloud
8.2
RavenTools
Sequence targeting
Adobe Advertising Cloud
8.4
RavenTools

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.1
RavenTools
Ad dashboards
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.1
RavenTools
Ad performance reports
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.0
RavenTools
Ad conversion tracking
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.0
RavenTools
Ad attribution reporting
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.1
RavenTools
Cross-channel ad management
Adobe Advertising Cloud
8.8
RavenTools
Ad forecasting and optimization
Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.5
RavenTools

SEO

Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.5
Keyword analysis
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.0
Backlink management
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.7
SERP ranking tracking
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.1
Page grader
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
6.9
Competitive analysis
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.7
Site recommendations
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
6.7
Task management
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.0

SEO Channels

Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.1
Local SEO
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.8
Social SEO
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.5
Mobile SEO
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
5.0
Global SEO
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
7.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.9
Multi-domain support
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.2
Integration with web analytics tools
Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
9.6

Pros

Adobe Advertising Cloud

  • An all in one solution for so many things that range from advertising campaigns to pushing out content to PPC.
  • Integration for many channels without much setup, this includes lesser known search engines and various social media partners.
  • Automation for delegating many tasks that can be a hassle to accomplish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

  • RavenTools has teamed up with SEO services like Moz and Magestic SEO to provide detailed data about the SEO health of your own websites as well as how they compare to your competitors' websites. I can directly compare number of backlinks, page speed, domain authority, integration of Google Analytics, presence of robots.txt files, on-site social media engagement, and home page load time. This a great way to get an idea of how your site stacks up against others and what can be done to improve it.
  • RavenTools' automated reports are mostly great (I'll cover the negatives later). You can create reports with as much data as you would like and schedule them to arrive as often as you would like. I have SEO, social media, and site performance reports delivered to my team and me every Monday covering the last 10 days, and a broader quarterly report arrives in the inboxes of a few executives once a quarter.
  • RavenTools' graphs are often easier to read and decipher than graphs found in Google Analytics. Part of the reason is the graph height. Google Analytics graphs are fairly short, so it's difficult to see smaller variations in the data. Those variations are more pronounced within RavenTools using the data.
Laren Helms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Advertising Cloud

  • As with most Adobe products, it can be a little tedious to use and requires a bit of extra training and "googling" around to make sure you are getting things right. It has improved over time within the entire Adobe suite, and I anticipate that this will be true of this as well.
  • Adobe training and learning platforms can include a lot of technical terminology and jargon that makes it difficult for a novice to understand without feeling like they need a whole new education.
Che Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

  • The data it gets from Webmaster Tools and Analytics is great and reporting on it is easy - however, when you're looking at the charts for keyword placement on screen the graphic can be hard to read and often I find myself just checking GWT and BWT separately for easier information if no report needs to be generated.
  • RavenTools comes with an iPhone app so you can check on your campaigns and clients when you're not at your desk, however, the app crashes quite a bit when you get to the Google Analytics portion of the screen.
Steve Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe Advertising Cloud 1.8
Based on 2 answers
As of this writing, we have just discontinued our use of Adobe Media Optimizer. Other vendors gave us a better rate, a better contract option, and the product is just better than what we had with Adobe at the time. We may revisit Adobe again at the future, but it seems like they have a lot of work to do to catch up with the leader in the space
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

RavenTools 9.0
Based on 16 answers
A year ago or so, Raven abandoned many of their organic rank reporting tools in an attempt to favor some Adwords intelligence. The market rebelled, as did I; in our desperation to find an alternative to Raven, none could be found and a great majority of users didn't want/need Adwords data. Months later, Raven reverted. I'd renew with Raven not just because nothing else cuts it, but because they are both trying to innovate, and listening to customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe Advertising Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It definitely takes some instruction to get to be able to use the system. One would struggle trying to get it to work without any previous experience with it. If you are famailiar with the interface it is actually quite fast and easy to maneuver around.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

RavenTools 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Certain areas, Social Media scheduling, could stand to undergo a complete overhaul. However, most of the RavenTools interface is easy to use. You will not have any issues getting up and running and should there be an issue, the customer service is really good. They also continue to preform updates that make the usability even better
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe Advertising Cloud 3.8
Based on 4 answers
They are super knowledgable and help in almost all situations, however sometimes I feel they put you on hold to find the answers themselves as they literally have said. "Can you hold a few minutes while I research that answer for you?" Most of the time they come back with a solution, other times they manually escalate it to someone else.
Haley Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

RavenTools 9.0
Based on 2 answers
RavenTools has some of the best Customer Support I have ever received. They are quick to respond and will keep you posted on the progress of your issue. You truly feel as if you are getting customized service. No human is perfect and I have had one situation in which I had to reach out multiple times, but overall I fully trust and approve of their process
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe Advertising Cloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It was difficult initially, but the implementation of the Dynamic Tag Manager was a big help and timesaver.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Advertising Cloud

An issue I touched on is how out of control budgeting is with Adobe Media Optimizer, recommending a budget of 30% just in one keyword is when I realized that something was amiss with how Adobe Media Optimizer tracks budgets and keywords. This issue not the case with Google Marketing Platform where the ads are rarely recommended to be high budgets. Of course Adobe Media Optimizer is much more suited to business that are in various platforms and while Google Marketing does support quite a few engines there are a few essentials that Adobe Media Optimizer still has.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

I don't have a lot of experience with other tools although we have had a lot of demos of other products. We have often found that by utilizing features in Raven that we didn't know about we could have the same functionality without using another reporting tool. This allows us to continue using one integrated reporting tool.
Amy Odhner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Advertising Cloud

  • This has increased the number of clients.
  • This has increased the amount of productivity and time we can spend on clients.
  • This has increased the overall revenue because we can handle more than we used to be able to handle without this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenTools

  • RavenTools has been invaluable in helping us improve ranking through website audits. The ease with which we can correct issues once they arise has resulted in approximately 35% increased productivity from our audit team.
  • It would be helpful if the reports were nice enough that they could be customer-facing. We have to put the data into our own reporting forms for customer presentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Advertising Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

RavenTools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Advertising Cloud
7.4
RavenTools
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Advertising Cloud
1.8
RavenTools
9.0

Usability

Adobe Advertising Cloud
9.0
RavenTools
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Advertising Cloud
RavenTools
8.0

Support Rating

Adobe Advertising Cloud
3.8
RavenTools
9.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Advertising Cloud
8.0
RavenTools

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